The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Hot Springs Metro Partnership (HSMP) released a statement today that said President and CEO Dave Byerly’s contract would not be renewed.
The statement said the parties “mutually agreed” on the decision. Byerly was not quoted in the release, which said a national search will be conducted for a replacement.
“Mr. Byerly has decided to pursue other opportunities, and while we will miss his leadership and guidance, we wish him well and know that he will be successful in whatever he chooses to do,” said Stan Grise, HSMP Immediate Vice Chairman. “During his tenure with HSMP and The Chamber, Byerly has had many successes and we are better for all his efforts.”
“During the interim, Paul Santiago of Convergent Nonprofit Solutions, the capital campaign management firm contracted by HSMP to lead the Forward Together initiative, will re-engage to assure continued momentum of the capital investment campaign initiated by HSMP. Jackie Arrison, The Chamber’s COO, will become the primary contact for Chamber related activities and Kay Brockwell will assume contact point responsibilities for HSMP activities,” said Brian Bell, 2012 Chairman of The Chamber Board of Directors.
“Our economic development efforts over the year have been revitalized with Forward Together and our new strategic plan. We have the utmost responsibility to the community to continue implementing these exciting initiatives. The future of the Hot Springs Metro area is strong,” said Don Gooch, 2012 Chairman of HSMP.